The idea of completely rejecting fossil fuels isn’t new, although there are multiple alternatives to take. Electricity, solar energy, hydrogen combustion, all prove to be incredible substitutes for ‘dirty’ fossil fuels, although some believe there’s another abundantly available alternative – combustible ice.
Combustible ice is found in large quantities at the bottom of our oceans. These ice-shaped masses are made when water and natural gas get frozen together. Also known as methane hydrate or flammable ice, this white snow-like mass burns to release water and methane as by-products, and some believe its abundance could help offset our current carbon crisis by shifting us to the next best thing.
The Drilling Water-Scraper is a conceptual architectural design that recieved an Honorable Mention at the 2020
Designers: Xuejun Bai, Chucheng Pang, Lei Zhai, Yuyang Sun & Dianao Liu